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Happenings is free, and submissions are run on a first-come, first-serve basis and as space allows. Happenings entries that include date, time and place, as well as a contact person's name and telephone number, of an event can be e-mailed to Pippi Mayfield at or submitted online at

Sunday, Aug. 29

MinoBimadiziiwin movie

Tamarac Wildlife Refuge presents the movie Mino-Bimadiziiwin: The Good Life, Ojibwe wild rice harvesting in Minnesota at 2 p.m. An engaging portrait of a community on the White Earth reservation where people's lives revolve around the annual harvest of wild rice. 

Monday, Aug. 30

Women of Today membership

The Women of Today Membership Social is from 6 to 10 p.m. in the loft of 917 Sports Bar and Grill. Join them for food, drinks and fun. Check out the organization, meet members, ask questions and get a chance to learn about Detroit Lakes Women of Today.

Lakes Area Birding Club

The Lakes Area Birding Club meets at 7 p.m. in the Detroit Lakes Library meeting room. The speaker will be Roland Jordahl, nature photographer. Roland's greeting cards featuring his photography will also be for sale at the meeting. Public welcome.

Tuesday, Aug. 31

Ladies Tuesday golf

Ladies Tuesday Lakeview Golf League meets every Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. at the Lakeview Course. This is a fun 9-hole golf league May-August. Call the Lakeview Course at 847-8942 on Tuesday afternoon to be included in a foursome. Email for more information, or call Ginny Imholte at 847-4236 or Mary Frigstad at 846-3166.

Tuesday in the Park

Tuesday in the Park is at 7 p.m. at the City Park Bandshell. Music is by Lakes Area Community Concert Band. A free-will donation picnic, sponsored by Habitat for Humanity, is from 6-7 p.m.

Women's Bridge

The Detroit Country Club Women's Bridge Association meets at 11:30 a.m. Make reservations by noon on Aug. 30 to Audrey at 846-0293, Barb at 847-8090 or Doris at 847-5330.

Bowling association

The annual meeting for the Detroit Lakes USBC Bowling Association is at 8 p.m. in Voyageur Lanes. All association bowlers are invited to attend.

Wednesday, Sept. 1

Roosevelt open house

Roosevelt Elementary School hosts an open house from 4 to 6 p.m. If you haven't registered your children for school yet, the office will be open.

Rossman open house

Rossman Elementary School hosts an open house from 4-6 p.m. Child and family related organizations that would like to have a display in the community fair area of the open house can contact the school at 847-9268 to reserve a booth.

Thursday, Sept. 2

DLMS open house

The Detroit Lakes Middle School open house is from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Community booths will be set up in the gym. Hot dogs, chips and pop will be free.

Friday, Sept. 3

Meatball supper

Vergas United Methodist Church hosts the annual meatball supper from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Vergas Community Center. It is a free-will offering.

Saturday, Sept. 4

Harley raffle

Don't miss a chance to win a dream Harley Davidson Fat Boy Lo motorcycle. Unleash the animal in you as you help care for the homeless animals of Becker County and beyond. The raffle drawing will be tonight at 6 p.m. in Lakeside Tavern. For more information and to purchase a ticket, call the shelter at 218-847-0511 or Kelly Blackledge at 218-255-1152.

Snellman Days

Snellman Days is from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and includes breakfast, flea market, classic car show, games, bingo and farmers market. Karaoke is from 4 to 6 p.m.

Lakeside quilt show

A lakeside quilt show is from 2 to 5 p.m. in Spirit Lake, Vergas, at 30582 Baypoint Beach Road, four miles west of Vergas on County Road 4. In case of bad weather, the show will be Sept. 5.

Sunday, Sept. 5

Pancake breakfast

The Knights of Columbus hosts a pancake/French toast and sausage breakfast from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Holy Rosary Parish Center.

Civilian Conservation Corps movie

Tamarac Wildlife Refuge presents the movie The Civilian Conservation Corps at 2 p.m. Roosevelt's civilian conservation corps put more than three million young men in the nation's parks, forests, and farms. This film interweaves rich archival imagery with the personal accounts of CCC veterans to tell the story of the boldest New Deal experiments.

Pancake breakfast

The Elbow/Tulaby Lakes Volunteer Fire Dept. will host their last pancake breakfast of the year from 8 a.m. ton noon in the Fire Hall, located on St. Hwy. 113 approximately 18 miles east of Waubun. Cost is $4 per adult, children 6 and under are $1.


These Happenings section items or events do not have a specific date, or take place on more than one day.

Sons of Norway

Wondered what Sons of Norway is all about?  Interested in joining Sons of Norway? You are invited to a free dinner on Tuesday, Sept. 14, at 6 p.m. in the American Legion, DL. Reservations are needed by Sept 7. For details about the dinner, call Mary at 847-5659 or Janice at 847-7489 or Ardis at 342-2061.

DL School registration

Beginning Aug. 16, all families new to Detroit Lakes Public School District may go to the school in your area to register your children for school, which begins Sept. 7.

Flom Farm Fest

Flom Farm Fest is Aug. 27-29 with plenty of activities including Norwegian baseball, farmers market, camping, horse wagon rides, antique tractor show, car cruise and more. For more information, call 218-567-8160.

On God's Wings

On God's Wings, a program at First Lutheran Church in Audubon, is free for children K-6 every Wednesday from 3:15 to 6 p.m. It begins Sept. 22. For more info, call 439-6500.

Foster home needed

Foster Homes are needed. If you or someone you know can help, please call Becker County Children and Family Services 218-847-5628 and ask for Intake. You can make a difference in a child's life.

Safe driving course

The Knights of Columbus sponsor a 4-hour Safe Driving Refresher Course at Holy Rosary on Tuesday, Sept. 28, at 5 p.m. for those 55 and older. Cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members. Pre-register by calling the church office 847-1393.

MOPS group

MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) is designed to nurture every mother with children from infancy through Pre-K. At our MOPS group, you will have a chance to socialize with other moms, hear some great teaching, have discussion time and participate in creative activities. MOPS is the first and third Wednesday of each month, Sept. 15-May 18, from 9 to 11 a.m. in Lakes Area Vineyard Church, DL. For more info, call 846-1199.

Birthing class

St. Mary's Innovis Health hosts childbirth preparation classes for expectant mothers in their sixth to seventh month of pregnancy. Topics include Labor & Delivery, Cesarean Birth, Role of the Labor Companion, Newborn Care, Unexpected Outcomes, Breast & Bottle Feeding, Postpartum Period, Breathing Patterns & Relaxation Techniques. Suggested donation is $30 for all five classes. Classes are Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. For more information, call (218) 847-0804.

Card making classes

The DL Senior Citizen Center hosts a card making and scrapbooking class every Monday from 9 a.m. to noon. Donated cards are welcome.

Plant and Pest Clinics

Horticulture questions? Ask on of the Becker County Master Gardeners during their Plant and Pest Clinics from 9 a.m. to noon on Aug. 30 and Sept. 3, 7, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24 and 27 in the Becker County Extension Office, Becker County Human Services Building, third level. For more information, call 846-7328.

Be a foster grandparent

For those 55 and older interested in being a foster grandparent through the Tri-Valley Opportunity Council program, call 1-800-584-7020 or visit

Vergas storytime

A licensed teacher from the ECFE program will offer Storytime for preschoolers from 10:30-11:30 a.m. on the first and fourth Thursdays of each month, in the Vergas Community Center. Come and enjoy a story and an activity with your child. It is free of charge.

Preschool screening

Preschool screening for 3-5 year olds for the Frazee-Vergas district is provided through Becker County Community Health Services. Call Annie at 218-847-5628 ext. 5419 to make an appointment. This one screening will provide your child the requirements for Early Childhood Screening. Minnesota law requires each child attend a health and developmental screening before kindergarten.